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Bourbon French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This bourbon French vanilla ice cream is extremely delicious, easy to make, and ready to be devoured by all!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 234 kcal


  • Ice cream machine
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoon 
  • Heavy-bottom saucepan
  • Airtight freezer-safe container


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup golden caster sugar
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp bourbon


  • Place the heavy cream, whole milk, and vanilla bean into a saucepot over and set it over medium-high heat and cook the cream mixture for 4-5 minutes until gently heated.  
  • Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale yellow in color. 
  • Take the vanilla bean out of the cream mixture and set it aside. Add a ladle full of the cream mixture to the egg yolks and whisk to combine. 
  • Gradually pour the remaining cream milkmixture into the egg yolks until combined. 
  • Return the vanilla ice cream base to the pot, place it on the stove and cook for 5-8 minutes, constantly stirring until it thickens slightly. 
  • Remove the ice cream base from the stove and pour it into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. 
  • Cut the vanilla bean in half using a knife andremove the seeds out of it; stir the vanilla bean seeds into the ice cream baseand allow it to cool completely. 
  • Stir the bourbon into the French vanilla ice cream base, cover it with plastic wrap pressing it directly on the surface of the ice cream base and refrigerate it overnight. 
  • Churn the bourbon French vanilla ice cream in an ice cream machine, according to the manufacturers.   
  • Transfer the bourbon French vanilla ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for 4-6 hours before scooping. 


  • Omit the bourbon if you do not consume alcohol or if children will be consuming the ice cream.
  • If you do not like bourbon, you can substitute the bourbon with your favorite wine, spirit, or even beer.


Serving: 107gCalories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 16.67gProtein: 4.34gFat: 16.46gSaturated Fat: 9.11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.123gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 97mgSugar: 15.97gVitamin A: 728IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 0.46mg
Keyword Bourbon French Vanilla Ice Cream, French Vanilla Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream
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